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Lenovo ThinkPad T400s

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad T400s. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and usability. The durability and performance are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the sound and battery. There are some mixed reviews about the image quality and screen.

portability, performance, durability, usability, keyboard

price, battery, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo ThinkPad T400s is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Christopher Null (

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad T400s (Multitouch)


T400S tries so hard to be a touchscreen-enabled notebook. But its high price, low performance, and unresponsive display ultimately doom the device.

Lovely textured trackpad (ironically redundant given the multitouch screen). Still offers solid ThinkPad design and sturdiness. Turns Paint into Fingerpaint — fun

Huge price markup for touch features. Massive performance, weight and battery hit. Stretching to use multitouch screen is uncomfortable for more than a few seconds, making extended touch usage nearly impossible and rarely accurate

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

Lenovo ThinkPad T400s (Multitouch)


We test our first Windows 7, multitouch system, the Lenovo ThinkPad T400s (Multitouch), and the results are good, very good.

Multitouch panel works well. Exquisitely thin. Modular optical drive included. Fast, energy-efficient processor. Nice resolution. Tough as nails. Phenomenal typing experience. Excellent green credentials.

No FireWire or extra card slot. No extended batteries available. ; Watch our Lenovo ThinkPad T400s (Multitouch) video review!

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Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Lenovo ThinkPad T400s (MultiTouch) review: Lenovo ThinkPad T400s (MultiTouch)


Lenovo ThinkPad T400s (MultiTouch)

Excellent quality and construction; thoughtful keyboard layout; inventive touch-screen features.

Expensive; touch-screen features have limited real-world usefulness for most.

A revamped version of Lenovo's slim ThinkPad T400s adds an innovative touch-screen package to the first Windows 7 laptop we've reviewed.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

Lenovo ThinkPad T400s


The Lenovo ThinkPad T400s is basically the 14-inch version of the exquisitely thin and light X300, and it elicits just as much drool.

Lightest in its class. Exquisitely thin. Modular optical drive included. Fast, but energy efficient processor. Very nice resolution. Tough as nails. Phenomenal typing experience. Excellent green credentials.

FireWire and extra card slot were concessions that had to be made. No extended batteries.

The 14-inch LED widescreen is energy efficient and thinner than that of the T400, yet it's not susceptible to bending. The panel is bright and its colors are sharp, and much of the credit belongs to the 1,440-by-900 resolution (the same as the T400)....

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Christopher Null (

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad T400s


Who says business is boring? Lenovo's newest notebook is fast, thin and smart.

Unparalleled performance from a 14-inch laptop. Nearly as thin as a MacBook Air — including an optical drive. Killer touchpad (plus TrackPoint for old-schoolers). Plus: Caps Lock LED

Only three USB ports. Fn key where the Ctrl key goes. Unbelievably tinny, distant audio. So-so battery life (2 hours, 11 minutes). No ExpressCard slot

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Darren Gladstone (

Lenovo ThinkPad T400s


[UPDATE: As of 9/16/2009 Lenovo now offers a multi-point touchscreen version of this laptop. For full details on how it works and pricing, read the Fingers-On report of the new ThinkPad T400s.]

Slender size and plenty of ports ; Fantastic keyboard and touchpad

No discrete graphics card

With the T400s laptop, Lenovo heaps on features, cuts the girth, and builds a lean, mean business machine.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Tobias Winkler (

Review Lenovo ThinkPad T400s Notebook


The ThinkPad Evolution. Lenovo promises high performance packed i

Very good case quality; Very good interface configuration; Very good interface distribution; Good keyboard and trackpoint; Very good application performance; Very fast mass memory; Low weight; High energy efficiency; Bright and unreflective display;...

Contrast poor and viewing angle dependent display; Depending on the scenario, disagreeable frequency noises (probably wireless modules); Knobby touchpad not very suitable for multi-touch; Display lid and keyboard stiffness not of the usual high level...

The Acer Travelmate 8371 has good business traits with a lower computing performance but a similarly low weight and an extremely long runtime. Otherwise, you might look at the HP 6530p, HP 6930p, FSC S7220, Dell Latitude E6400 and the conventional...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Kevin O'Brien (

Lenovo ThinkPad T400s Touch Review


Multi-touch functionality is one of the newest features being added to notebooks and tablets alike. Currently only tablets offer screen manipulation of objects, whereas notebooks get limited multi-touch through touchpads. Lenovo is hoping to change...

A regular notebook with multitouch ; OK battery life with touch screen

Limited software support ; Expensive upgrade for touchscreen

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Vincent Nguyen (

Lenovo ThinkPad T400s laptop review


Straddling the divide between ultraportable and mainstream notebook, Lenovo's ThinkPad T400s squeezes a business-friendly 14.1-inch LED-backlit display, Intel Core 2 Duo processor and integrated WWAN into a chassis just 0.83-inches thick. SlashGear had...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Kevin O'Brien (

Lenovo ThinkPad T400s Review


It seems a common trend at Lenovo right now is making super thin and lightweight ThinkPads. First the X300 hit the market, offering a super thin and lightweight chassis with the ruggedness we have come to expect from a ThinkPad. Now Lenovo has done it...

Excellent build quality ; Good keyboard changes ; Nice polished design ; eSATA and DisplayPort ... finally ; Very fast even with integrated graphics

Limited battery options ; 1.8" storage drive ; Different docking connector

The only complaint I have is with the price, starting well above the standard T400, and the costly drive upgrade options since it is limited to 1.8" models instead of the cheaper and more widely available 2.5" size. If you are in the market for a new...

Jun, 2009

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